Re: Sharki shaft alternator
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Interesting information Olivier. I have another question. My propeller is fixed. And I have no shaft a;ternator.
When I am sailing the shaft continues to rotate.
Is it good practise to engage reverse to stop the shaft rotating if I wish. Or is there some potential for damage?
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Beaute Olivier via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, 10 March 2019 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sharki shaft alternator
the prop shaft alternator can work with a MAXPROP. It is a bit tricky, but you should try this:
-while sailing (above 4 knots), start the engine and engage reverse idling
-while your engine is reversing, turn ON the key switch of your alternator
-then set the engine to neutral and stop it
Your MAXPROP should keep the reverse position unless:
a) your batteries are charged enough and the alternator will not oppose much power to the prop, therefore the prop will spin faster and will finally open and the shaft will stop
b) your boat speed is high (while surfing) and the prop will spin faster and will open
On Friday, March 8, 2019, 7:24:20 PM GMT+1, amel46met <onboardaphrodite@...> wrote:
Does anyone in the group use a Max Prop with the shaft alternator I have read that it does work any tricks?